Today’s Headlines

  • A crucial footnote in the debate over using bailout money on infrastructure: $1 for TARP isn’t $1 for budgeting purposes (Ezra Klein)
  • Maryland governor cheers the prospects for a new federal infrastructure stimulus bill (AP)
  • Boston transit sees monthly ridership increase, which could bode well for the local economy (Globe)
  • Harvard prof Jeff Frankel has some thoughts on how to mend the budget deficit, and raising the gas tax is a big one (Frankel Blog via WSJ)
  • During a trip to D.C. for the White House jobs summit, Michigan’s governor also plans to talk high-speed rail with LaHood (WILX)
  • Complete streets policy in Charlotte, NC, wins EPA smart growth award (NCSC Blog)